University of Florida
Department of Anthropology
Gainesville, FL 32611
Office# 352-392-2031

            Inca and Their Ancestors
               Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents
               Maritime Archaeology
               Seminar in Andean Archaeology


 B.A. University of California, Berkeley  1963  Anthropology

 M.A. Harvard University                      1965  Anthropology

 Ph.D. Harvard University                      1968  Anthropology


 National Academy of Sciences, Member

 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Carnegie Museum, Research Associate

 J.S.  Guggenheim Fellow  1988-89

Dumbarton Oaks Senior Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies 1983-85


Topical:     Settlement and subsistence patterns; early agricultural economies; preindustrial urbanism; pre-Hispanic architecture; pre-Hispanic irrigation and water management technology; Colonial Period and Spanish contact settlements; GIS/Remote Sensing; Quaternary geomorphology, climatology and tectonics.
Area Interests:     Peru, Bolivia, Chile, South America, the Caribbean, Florida & Southeast Gulf Coast.


University Teaching:

        Instructor, & Lecturer,
             Harvard University                           1968-70
         Assistant & Associate Professor,
             Harvard University                           1970-76
         Research Associate,
             University of Chicago                       1980-84
             University of Florida                        1984-Present

Museum Curatorships:

        Assistant Curator, Peabody Museum,
              Harvard University                          1969-73
         Associate Curator, Peabody Museum,
              Harvard University                          1973-75
         Associate Curator, Field Museum
              of Natural History                           1976-83
         Curator, Field Museum of Natural
              History                                            1983-84

Foreign Field Research:

Excavation of Lower Paleolithic (Acheulean) site, Ambrona, Spain, under F.C.
Howell, 1963.

Survey and excavation of Cauca Valley sites, Colombia, Assistant Director,
Cambrige University (England), Second Colombian Expedition, 1964.

Excavation of preceramic and early agricultural sites in central Peru, 1966-67.

Survey and excavation of urban and pre-urban sites in the Moche Valley, Peru,
as Director of the Chan Chan-Moche Valley Project, 1969-75.

Reconnaissance of Tiwanaku and related Bolivian sites, north highlands, Bolivia,
as Advisor to the Instituto Nacional de Arqueologia, 1976, 1978-79.

Survey, mapping, and excavation of Pre-Hispanic irrigation systems, northern
Peru, as Project Director, 1976-1980.

Survey and excavations of Historic sites in Tobago, as Project Director, 1989-92.

Exploration of archaeological sites in the Department of Moquegua, southern
Peru, as Senior Scientist , Programa Contisuyo, 1980-Present.


Society for American Archaeology
Institute of Andean Research
Institute of Andean Studies
American Association For The Advancement of Science
National Academy of Sciences


Editorial Boards:


Curatorships of Special Museum Exhibitions:

   Peru's Golden Treasures  1978
   The Art of Being Huichol   1979
   Gold of El Dorado    1980

International Television Documentaries
  (Principal Consultant & Featured Scientist)

  MYSTERIES OF PERU  Central-TV, London            1985
  THE INCAS TimeLife                                                 1997


Moseley, Michael E

     1962      "Field work at Guapiabit (Southern California)," Quarterly of the San Bernardino County Museum, 9(2):16-29, San Bernardino.

     1966      "The Discovery and Definition of Basket Maker," The Masterkey, 11(4):140-154, Los Angeles.

     1968      "Early Peruvian Fishhooks: Their Manufacture and Use," The Masterkey, 42(3):104-111, Los Angeles.

     1969      "Assessing the Archaeological Significance of Mahamaes," American Antiquity, 34(4):485-487.

     1972      "Demography and Subsistence: An Example of Interaction from Prehistoric Peru," Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 28(1):25-49.

     1974      "Organizational Preadaptation to Irrigation:  The Evolution of Early Water Management Systems in Coastal Peru," in Irrigation's Impact on Society 77-82, (T. D. Downing and M. Gibson, eds.), The University of Arizona Press.

     1975      "Secrets of Peru's Ancient Walls," Natural History 84(1):34-41.

     1975      "Prehistoric Principles of Labor Organization in the Moche Valley, Peru," American Antiquity, 40(2):191-196.

     1975      "Chan Chan: Andean Alternative of the Preindustrial City," Science, 187(4173):219-225.

     1975      The Maritime Foundations of Andean Civilization, 131pp, Cummings Publishing Company, Menlo Park, CA.

     1977      "Waterways of Ancient Peru," Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, 48(3):10-15.

     1977      Pre-Agricultural Coastal Civilizations in Peru, 16pp, Carolina Biology Readers, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Burlington, NC.

     1978     Peru's Golden Treasures: An Essay on Five Ancient Styles, 75 pp, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

     1978      "The Evolution of Andean Civilization," in Ancient Native Americans (J. D. Jennings, ed.), pp. 490-541, W. H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco.

     1978      "An Empirical Approach to Prehistoric Agrarian Collapse:  The Case of the Moche Valley, Peru," in Social and Technological Management in Dry Lands: Past and Present, Indigenous and Imposed (Nancie L. Gonzales, ed.), pp. 9-43, AAAS Selected Symposium Series, No. 10, Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

     1982      "Introduction: Human Exploitation and Organization on the North Andean Coast," in Chan Chan: Andean Desert City (M. Moseley and K. Day, eds.), pp. 1-24, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

     1983      "Central Andean Civilization," in Ancient South Americans (J. D. Jennings, ed.), pp. 179-240, W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. 1983      "Desert Empire and Art: Chimor, Chimu, and Chancay," in Art of the Andes, Pre-Columbian Sculpted and Painted Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections (L. Katz, ed.), pp. 78-85, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Washington, DC.

     1983      "The Good Old Days Were Better: Agrarian Collapse and Tectonics," American Anthropologist 85(4):733-799.

     1983      "Patterns of Settlement and Preservation in the Viru and Moche Valleys," in Prehistoric Settlement Patterns, Essays in Honor of Gordon R. Willey (E. Z. Vogt and R. M. Leventhal, eds.), pp. 423-442, University of New Mexico Press and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, MA.

     1985      "The Exploration and Explanation of Early Monumental Architecture in the Andes," in Early Ceremonial Architecture in the Andes (C. B. Donnan ed.), pp. 29-58, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

     1987      "Punctuated Equilibrium: Searching the Ancient Record for El Niño," Quarterly Review of Archaeology 8:7-10.

     1988      "Hypothesis of Agrarian Collapse,"   Yearbook of Science & Technology, pp. 32-34 McGraw-Hill, New York.

     1988      "Large Monuments and Precocious Formative Development," Quarterly Review of Archaeology 9:1-6.

     1990      "Fortificaciones Prehispanicas y Evolucion de Tacticas Militares en el Valle de Moquegua," in Trabajos Arqueologicos en Moquegua, Peru., (L. K. Watanabe, M. E. Moseley, and Cabieses, eds.)  Vol. 1, pp. 237-252,  Programa Contisuyo  del Museo Peruano de Ciencias de la Salud & Southern Peru Copper Corporation. Lima.

     1991     "Structure and History in the Dynastic Lore of Chimor," in The Northern Dynasties: Kingship and Statecraft in Chimor., (M. E. Moseley and  A. Cordy-Collins eds.)  pp. 1-42,  Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

     1992     "Maritime Foundations and Multilinear Evolution: Retrospect and Prospect," Andean Past 3:5-42.

     1992      The Incas and Their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru. 272 pp. Thames and Hudson, London.

     1994     "New Light on the Horizon,"  Review of Archaeology 15:(2) 26-41.

     1997      "Catastrofes Convergentes: Perspectivas Geoarqueological Sobre Desatres Naturales Colaterales en los Andes Centrales," in Historia y Desastres en America Latina, (V. Garcia Acosta ed.) pp 59-76,  La Red, Lima.

     1997       "Climate, Culture and Punctuated Change: New Data, New Challenges,"  The Review of Archaeology 18:(1) 19-28.

    1998       "Andean Coastal Adaptations: Uniformitarianism and Multilinear Evolution," in Pacific Latin America in Prehistory, (Michale Balke ed,), pp. 171-180, Washington State University Press.

   1999       “Preposterism: Oxymorons of Post-Modern Prehistory”,  The Review of Archaeology 20:(1)1-11.

   1999      “Convergent Catastrophie: Past Patterns and Future Implications of Collateral Natural Disasters in the Andes,"  in The Angry Earth: Disasters in Anthropological Perspective,  A Oliver-Smith & S. Hoffman eds.  Routledge, pp 59-71.

Moseley, Michael E., and Other Authors

    ----, and L. K. Barrett
1969      "Change in Preceramic Twined Textiles from the Central Peruvian Coast," American Antiquity, 34(2):162-165.

    ----, and Christopher O. Clement
1990    . "Patron de Colapso Agrario en Carrizal, Ilo, Peru," in Trabajos Arqueologicos en Moquegua, Peru.," (L. K. Watanabe, M. E. Moseley, and Cabieses, eds.)  Vol. 2, pp. 161-176,  Programa Contisuyo  del Museo Peruano de Ciencias de la Salud & Southern Peru Copper Corporation. Lima.

    ----, C. Clement, J. Tapia, and D. Satterlee,
1998   "El Colapso Agrario de la Subregion de Moquegua." in Moquegua Los Primeros Doce Mil Años, (Karen Wise ed.), pp. 9-16 Museo Contisuyo.

    ----, and A. Cordy-Collins (eds.)
1991     The Northern Dynasties: Kingship and Statecraft in Chimor.  548 pp. Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

    ----, and Kent Day, (eds.)
1982     Chan Chan:  Andean Desert City. 440 pp, School of American Research, University of New Mexico Press,            Albuquerque.

    ----, and Eric E. Deeds
1982      "The Land in Front of Chan Chan: Agrarian Expansion, Reform, and Collapse in the Moche Valley," in Chan Chan: Andean Desert City (M. Moseley and K. Day, eds.), pp. 25-53, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

    ----, and Robert A. Feldman
1977      "Beginnings of Civilization Along the Peruvian Coast," Geoscience and Man 18:271-276, Baton Rouge.

1982      "Vivir con Crisis: Percepcion Humana de Proceso y Tiempo," Revista del Museo Nacional 46:267-287.

1982      "Living with Crises: A Relentless Nature Stalked Chan Chan's Fortunes," Early Man 4(1):10-13.

1984      "Hydrological Dynamics and the Evolution of Field Form and Use: Resolving the Knapp-Smith Controversy," American Antiquity, 49(2):403-408.

1988      "Fishing, Farming and the Foundations of Andean Civilization," in The Archaeology of Prehistoric Coastlines (G. Bailey and J. Parkington eds.) pp. 124-134, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

    ----, ----, P. S. Goldstein and L. Watanabe
1991     "Colonies and Conquest: Tiahuanaco and Huari in Moquegua," in Huari Administrative Structure: Prehistoric Monumental Architecture and State Government (W. H. Isbell and G. F. McEwan, eds.) pp. 21-40, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

    ----, ----, and Charles R. Ortloff
1981 "Living With Crisis: Human Perception of Process and Time," in Biotic Crises in Ecological and Evolutionary Time (Matthew Nitecki, ed.), pp. 231-267, Academic Press, New York.----, ----, ----, and Alfredo Narvaez

1983      "Principles of Agrarian Collapse in the Cordillera Negra, Peru," Annals of Carnegie Museum, 52(13):299-327.

    ----, ----, and Irene Pritzker
1982      "New Light on Peru's Past," Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin 53(1):3-11.

1990    . "Nuevo Luz Sobre el Pasado del Peru," in Trabajos Arqueologicos en Moquegua, Peru.," (L. K. Watanabe, M. E. Moseley, and Cabieses, eds.)  Vol. 1, pp. 215-226, Programa Contisuyo  del Museo Peruano de Ciencias de la Salud & Southern Peru Copper Corporation. Lima.
    ----, and Alan L. Kolata
1998 "Chan Chan: Cloistered City...the Home of God-Kings," Early Man 4(1):6-9.

    ----, and C. J. Mackey
1972      "Peruvian Settlement Pattern Studies and Small Site Methodology," American Antiquity, 37(1):67-81.

1973      "Chan Chan, Peru's Ancient City of Kings," National Geographic Magazine, 143(3):318-345.

1974      Twenty-Four Architectural Plans of Chan Chan, Peru, Peabody Museum Press, Cambridge, MA.

    ---- and  J. B. Richardson III
1992     "Doomed by Disaster," Archaeology, 4 5(6):44-45.

    ----,  J. Tapia, D. Satterlee and  J. B. Richardson III
 1992     "Flood events, El Nino events, and Tectonic events,"  in Paleo-ENSO Records, International Symposium, Extended Abstracts (L. Ortlieb and J. Machare eds.) pp. 207-212, OSTROM, Lima.

    ----, D. Wagner, and J. B. Richardson III
1991     "Space Shuttle Imagery of Recent Catastrophic Change Along the Arid Andean Coast," in PaleoShorelines and Prehistory (L. L. Johnson and M. Stright eds.) pp. 236-249.  CRC Press, Miami.

    ----, and L. Watanabe
1973      "The Adobe Sculptures of Huaca Los Reyes: Imposing Artwork from Coastal Peru," Archeology, 27(3):154-161.

    ----, and G. R. Willey
1973      "Aspero, Peru: A Re-examination of the Site and its Implications," American Antiquity, 38(4):452-468.

Other Authors and Michael E. Moseley

    Bray, W. M., and ----
1971 "An Archaeological Sequence from the Vicinity of Buga, Colombia," Nawpa Pacha, 7-8:85-103.

    Clement, C.O., and ---
1989      "Agricultural Dynamics in the Andes," in Ecology, Settlement and History in the Osmore Drainage, Peru (D. S. Rice, C. Stanish and P. R. Scarr eds.), pp. 435-456, BAR International Series 545 (ii), Oxford.

1990     "Patterned Agrarian Collapse at Carrizal, Peru," Florida Journal of Anthropology, 14:47-55.

1991     "The Spring-Fed Irrigation System of Carrizal, Peru: A Case Study of the Hypothesis of Agrarian Collapse," Journal of Field Archaeology, 18:425-442.

    Conklin, W. J., and ----
1988     "The Patterns of Art and Power in the Early Intermediate Period," in Peruvian Prehistory (R. W. Keatinge ed.), pp. 145-163, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

    Donnan, C. B., and ----
1969      "The Use of Stone Flakes for Cleaning Fish," American Antiquity, 33(4):502-503.

    Essenpreis, P. S., and ----
1984      "Fort Ancient: Citadel or Coliseum?," Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, 55(6):5-10, 20-26.

    Feldman, R. A., and ----
1983      "The North Andes," in Ancient South Americans (J. D. Jennings, ed.), pp. 139-178, W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco.

    Hastings, C. M., and ----
1975      "The Adobes of Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna," American Antiquity, 40(2):196-203.

    Hoyt, M. A., and ----
1972      "The Burr Frieze: A Rediscovery at Chan Chan," Nawpa Pacha, 7-8:41-58 .

    Keefer, D., and ----
1994     "Catastrophic effects of combined seismic landslidegeneration and El Niño flooding on Prehispanic and Modern populations in Peru",  Geological Society of America Annual
Meeting Abstracts with Programs, 26(7) A342.

    Keefer, D., ----and D.R Satterlee
1997   "Recognizing Seismic Input In Flood Sediments" Geological Society of America, Abstracts 28(7)118.

    Keefer, D.K., S. D. deFrance, ----, J. B. Richardson III, D. R. Satterlee, and A. Day-Lewis,
1998   "Early Maritime Economy and El Niño Events at Quebrada Tacahuay, Peru. Science 281 (5384): 1833-35.

    Lechtman, H. L., and ----
1975      "The Scoria at Chan Chan: Nonmetallurgical Deposits," Nawpa Pacha, 10-12:135-170.

    Mackey, C. J., and ----
1976      "The Chan Chan-Moche Valley Archaeological Project: The First Field Season," National Geographic Society Research Reports, 317-324, Washington, D.C.

    Nials, Fred L., Eric E. Deeds, ----, Sheila G. Pozorski, Thomas G. Pozorski, and Robert A. Feldman
1979      "El Niño: The Catastrophic Flooding of Coastal Peru,  Part I," Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, 50(7):4-14.

 1979      "El Niño: The Catastrophic Flooding of Coastal Peru,  Part II," Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, 50(8):4-10.

    Ortloff, C. R., ----, and R. A. Feldman
1982      "Hydraulic Engineering Aspects of the Chimu Chicama-Moche Intervalley Canal," American Antiquity, 47(3):572-595.
1989    "The Chicama-Moche Intervalley Canal: Social Explanations and Physical
Paradigms," American Antiquity 48(2):375-389.

    Ortloff, C. R., R. A. Feldman and ----
1985 "Hydraulic Engineering and Historical Aspects of the Pre-Columbian Intravalley
Canal Systems of the Moche Valley, Peru," Journal of Field Archaeology 12:77-98.

    Ossa, P.P., and ----
1972      "La Cumbre: Research into the Early Lithic Preceramic of the Moche Valley, Peru," Nawpa Pacha, 9:1-16

    Patterson, T. C., and ----
1969      "Late Preceramic and Early Ceramic Cultures of the Central Coast of Peru,"  Nawpa Pacha, 6:115-133.

    Stephens, S. G., and ----
1973      "Cotton Remains from Archaeological Sites in Central Coastal Peru," Science, 180(4082):186-188.

1973      "Early Domesticated Cottons (Gossypium barbadense L.) from Archaeological Sites in Central Coast Peru," American Antiquity, 39(1):109-122.

    Topic, J. R., and ----
1985      "Chan Chan: A Case Study of Urban Change in Peru," Nawpa Pacha 21:153-182.

    Watanabe, L. K,----, and Cabieses, F. (eds.)
1990     Trabajos Arqueologicos en Moquegua, Peru.  Programa Contisuyo  del Museo Peruano de Ciencias de la Salud & Southern Peru Copper Corporation. Lima.  Vol. 1  252 pp. Vol. 2.  234 pp.;  Vol. 3  264 pp.

    Williams, P.R  -----, and Nash D.
2000   “Empires of the Andes.”  Discovering Archaeology 2(2):68-73.

    Wise, Karen and----
1998   "Introduccion." in Moquegua Los Primeros Doce Mil Años, Karen Wise ed. Museo Contisuyo, pp.1-8.